Samsung Loses Bid To Stay Apple Case Over Patent Validity

By Ryan Davis (November 26, 2013, 6:12 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday rejected a request by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to stay its smartphone patent dispute with Apple Inc. in light of a preliminary ruling that a key Apple patent is invalid, saying that delaying the case will harm Apple.

The ruling came days after a jury handed down a $290.5 million verdict against Samsung in a damages retrial in the case. After the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued an advisory action on one of Apple's patents last week in the midst of jury deliberations, Samsung asked to have the case put on hold.

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